Covid-19: Amir Khan may say goodbye to boxing at 33

first_imgAmir Khan has admitted he is seriously considering retiring from boxing as he is adjusting to life in lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. The former unified light-welterweight champion has always insisted that he has wanted to continue fighting but is now wondering whether to hang up his gloves. khan hails medics battling coronavirus The 33-year-old has not fought since his fourth-round stoppage against Australian Billy Dib in Saudi Arabia last July and with no return date in sight due to the coronavirus outbreak, Khan is considering calling it a day. ‘Am I going to fight again? I don’t know, I’m in two minds. Should I fight?’ Khan told The Mirror. ‘Financially, I’ve done very well for myself. Do I need to do one more fight which could ruin my whole legacy? I don’t know the answer.’ He added: ‘I’m up against myself. I’m debating with myself should I carry on or call it a day?Advertisement Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More10 Albino Animals Who Look Like Ghosts9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooThe Best Cars Of All Time8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A VeganYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 ‘I’m just going to wait and see how I feel after a full training camp. Even if I feel I cannot do it anymore, I can walk away knowing I have done everything. ‘My love for boxing is still there and I love boxing to bits. But until I see how I feel after a long, hard, gruelling camp, then I won’t know for sure.’ In February, Khan welcomed his third child, Muhammad, with wife Faryal Makhdoom. He posted an image cuddled up to his newborn during the ongoing COVID-19 virus outbreak. He added the caption: ‘With the little one Muhammad Zaviyar Khan at home. Stay indoors with your loved ones. ‘It’s getting bad out there with the corona virus. Me and the little one send our best wishes to everyone.’ Read AlsoBilly Joe Saunders banned  from boxing As an amateur, Khan broke onto the boxing scene in 2004 as he represented Team GB at the Olympics in Athens. He won a silver medal in the lightweight division at 17 years old, making him the youngest boxing Olympic medalist from Britain. Loading… last_img read more

Smith, Gordon put Scorpions ahead

first_img(CMC) – Denis Smith’s career-best half-century, coupled with Nicholson Gordon’s two strikes, put Jamaica Scorpions in pole position heading into today’s final day of their fifth-round encounter against Leeward Islands Hurricanes.Grenadian Smith led a lower order rally with 84 as the hosts posted an impressive 385 in their first innings, to carve out a precious lead of 158 at the Trelawny Multi-Purpose Stadium here yesterday.Devon Thomas then top-scored with 54 as Hurricanes ended the day on 134 for four in their second innings, still behind by 24 runs.The right-handed Thomas faced 125 balls in just over 2-½ hours and struck four fours. He put on 29 for the third wicket with Amir Jangoo (17) and 48 for the fourth wicket with captain Jahmar Hamilton (12 not out) to pull the innings around from 36 for two.And he appeared to be taking his side safely towards the close when he became Gordon’s second wicket of the evening, gloving an aggressive short ball through to wicketkeeper Denis Smith.Gordon had earlier taken the first wicket of the innings when he had Montcin Hodge caught at gully for four, slapping a wide long hop with the score on 17.Terrance Warde, who scored an unbeaten half-century in the first innings, chose attack as the best form of defence, crunching three fours and a six to end the day on 20 from 26 balls.Earlier, Scorpions flourished after resuming from their overnight 260 for six, with Pete Salmon chipping in with 47 and Derval Green getting 33.Unbeaten on 36 at the start, Denis Smith progressed to his third first-class half-century while putting on 83 for the seventh wicket with Green and a further 75 for the eighth with Salmon – two partnerships which frustrated Hurricanes.Smith counted 10 fours off 189 balls in just under four hours at the crease.Green entertained with two fours and a six in a 67-ball knock while Salmon also impressed, belting four fours and a six in a 55-ball cameo to narrowly miss out on his maiden half-century.Test off-spinner Rahkeem Cornwall finished with four for 130.last_img read more